146. Every eligible person may be nominated as a candidate for one office on the council of a municipality at a time, by filing a nomination paper with the returning officer.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a municipality having a population of 100,000 or over may, by a by-law of its council, allow double candidacies in accordance with this paragraph; in such a case, the clerk shall transmit a certified copy of the by-law, as soon as possible after its coming into force, to the chief electoral officer. If such a by-law is in force 44 days before polling day, the candidate for the office of mayor of a party authorized under Chapter XIII may, jointly with another candidate of the party who is his co-candidate, also be candidate for the office of councillor in an electoral district. A by-law passed under this paragraph ceases to be in force if it is repealed or if the population of the municipality falls below 100,000.
1987, c. 57, s. 146; 1990, c. 20, s. 1; 1997, c. 34, s. 22; 2001, c. 25, s. 84.